Today in World War II History

70 Years Ago—December 16, 1939: Soviets launch major offensive in Finland; Finns strike back with first use of homemade “Molotov Cocktails.”
65 Years Ago—December 16, 1944: Battle of the Bulge begins—the German army launches the Ardennes Offensive against the war-weary U.S. Ninth Army in Belgium. A plane carrying bandleader Capt. Glenn Miller of the US Army Air Forces disappears over the English Channel in a presumed crash.